Winter Maintenance FAQs

Can you explain Michigan's Basic Speed Law as it pertains to winter weather driving?

Michigan's Basic Speed Law requires motorists to drive at a "careful and prudent" speed in all driving conditions to be able to stop within the clear distance ahead. It may require driving slower than the posted speed limit.

Note: Please proceed with caution when changing or merging lanes. Merge slowly. Sudden movements may cause vehicles to skid. Keep plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, and always wear your seat belt.